SPORTS: Nigeria’s Simidele Adeagbo Makes History!

Simidele Adeife Omonla Adeagbo has become the first Nigerian and African Athlete to Win Gold in an International Bobsled Race.

The Nigerian-Canadian skeleton racer who is also recognized as the first black female Olympian in the sport has won the Europe Cup mono bob race at the 2021/22 Bobsled World Cup. The race started 20 Nov 2021, in Innsbruck-Igls, Austria, and ended 16 Jan 2022, in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

At the final, held in Winterberg, Germany, Simidele Adeagbo recorded a time of 2:01 to emerge champion ahead of Romania’s Popescu Georgeta and Ukraine’s Hunko Lidiia.

She is now recognized as the first Nigerian and African athlete to take home the gold in an International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) race.

Simi’s past accolades include being the UK Scholar-Athlete of the Year, 2003 Indoor Southeastern Triple Jump Champion. In 2018, she became Africa and Nigeria’s first female skeleton athlete. She also is the first black female Olympian in the sport.

SOURCES
http://www.pulse.ng
http://www.guardian.ng
http://www.wikipedia.org
http://www.refinedng.com
http://www.thisdaylive.com

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